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On your next hike, spare a thought for the trail builders who made it possible
September 15th, 2021 | "You don’t see them as you kick through the leaves on your hike. You won’t see them as you squeeze through an inviting crevice between two boulders to discover what’s beyond. Don’t look for them as you pedal toward a perfectly placed berm or you may tumble off your bike. Just know that the people responsible for the thrilling ride and the beckoning passageway, the people who plan where you will step and what you will view — they see you. These trail workers are the unseen architects guiding your interaction with the great outdoors."
Source: The Washington PostVisit Article
Conservation Legacy is proud to announce Ancestral Lands as the recipient of the 2021 Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Award in the nonprofit category.Ancestral Lands
August 12, 2021 | The 11th Annual Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards celebrate champions of the outdoor community who inspire and encourage others to enjoy, participate in, and support outdoor recreation. Annual awards are presented to individuals, organizations, and companies within the outdoor recreation industry. This year’s recipients have been announced at the virtual ceremony, which occurred on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, in conjunction with the Outdoor Retailer summer market in Denver.
An Uplifting EveningAncestral Lands
August 12, 2021 | See page 10 for Ancestral Lands feature in The Daily, a publication by Outdoor Retailer!
Source: The DailyVisit Article
Saguaro census shows more giants, low reproduction in namesake parkArizona Conservation Corps
August 3rd, 2021 | Participants ranged from environmentalists to electric utility employees, high school students to hiking groups for retirees and snowbirds. Luckily, Swann said, most of the counting was finished by last March, when the pandemic shut down such group activities.
The few remaining plots were surveyed later in the spring by park interns and crews from groups like the Arizona Conservation Corps.
Source: https://tucson.com/news/local/saguaro-census-shows-more-giants-low-reproduction-in-namesake-park/article_c659cb2d-ddef-5371-b5a3-abe351f886ad.htmlVisit Article
Zuni crew and volunteers collaborate on erosion control project at Chavez PassAncestral Lands
August 1st, 2021 | "As the sun inched higher, so did the temperatures, but record heat did not slow down a dedicated group of Zuni Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps members working alongside volunteer archaeologists at Chavez Pass, located approximately 15 miles south of Meteor Crater. The group was beginning the first phase of a long-term initiative addressing erosion issues while also documenting archaeological sites in the area."
Source: Arizona Daily SunVisit Article
Civilian Conservation Corps shaped Colorado. Joe Neguse and Joe Biden think it’s time for a reboot.Conservation Legacy
June 1st, 2021 |“It worked before and it can work again,” the Democrat from Lafayette said of the New Deal-era program, which he and President Joe Biden would like to revive — albeit on a smaller scale and focused on combating climate change. Neguse’s plan is to empower nonprofits and government agencies to build trails and fences, fight forest fires, remove invasive species and do an array of other work, primarily on public lands. In return, the organizations would receive federal money.
Source: The Denver PostVisit Article
Conservation Corps NC plugs first living shoreline projectConservation Corps North Carolina
June 1st, 2021 | The six-person AmeriCorps crew, volunteers and federation staff planted the salt marsh grass, completing a restoration project put in place to reduce shoreline erosion, protect the area’s maritime forest from storms, provide fish habitat and help improve coastal water quality, according to the federation. The AmeriCorps crew also collected marine debris and did maintenance work at Cape Lookout National Seashore, Carolina Beach State Park, Morris Landing in Holly Ridge and other spots on the central and southern North Carolina coast.
Source: Coastal ReviewVisit Article
In service to the public and the environment: the Appalachian Conservation CorpsAppalachian Conservation Corps
May 13th, 2021 | [Podcast]: Listen to Zach Foster, Director of the of the Appalachian Conservation Corps talk about the role of reforesting Eastern Kentucky.
Source: 88.9 WEKUVisit Article
NC Coastal Federation, partners work on living shoreline at Pine Knoll Shores Town HallConservation Corps North Carolina
May 11th, 2021 | The coastal federation has been promoting living shorelines in recent years as an environmentally friendly alternative to bulkheads. For the Pine Knoll Shores project, the federation hired Restoration Systems LLC of Raleigh to build an oyster sill for the effort. Dr. Weaver said as of Friday, they’ve built 15 feet of the 50-foot sill. “We have this new material, Biomason, we’re trying out with the sill,” Dr. Weaver said. She went on to explain Biomason is a product made of biological concrete mixed with oyster shells, giving it a “low-carbon footprint.”
Source: Carteret County News-TimesVisit Article
Reaching Back To The New Deal, Biden Proposes A Civilian Climate CorpsClimate
May 11th, 2021 | A part of Biden's American Jobs Plan calls for $10 billion to launch a new large-scale 21st century CCC to combat the 21st century problem. The Civilian Climate Corps, as it would be called, would employ thousands of young people to address the threat of climate change, strengthen the country's natural defenses and maintain its ailing public lands.
Source: NPRVisit Article